Hawaii says ‘Aloha’ to Catholic Radio

Pictured from left to right: Dale Harry, engineer; Most Rev. Larry Silva, Bishop of Diocese of Honolulu; Janette Parker, Event Coordinator; Jay Koch, Director of Engineering; Rev. Terry Watanabe, pastor of St. Theresa Church; Doug Sherman, IHR president and founder; Joseph Nesta, IHR Community Relations Officer

Pictured from left to right: Dale Harry, engineer; Most Rev. Larry Silva, Bishop of Diocese of Honolulu; Janette Parker, IHR Event Coordinator; Jay Koch, IHR Director of Engineering; Rev. Terry Watanabe, pastor of St. Theresa Church; Doug Sherman, IHR president and founder; Joseph Nesta, IHR Community Relations Officer

Immaculate Heart Radio celebrated the launch of our 31st station, KCIK 740 AM in Maui, with a launch ceremony, during which Bishop Larry Silva ‘flipped the switch’ to bring Catholic Radio to Hawaii for the first time.

The launch event was held at St. Theresa’s Church in Kihei, Maui, with more than 100 people in attendance.

Fr. Terry Watanabe, pastor of St. Theres’s, said of the launch:

“I am pleased to welcome Immaculate Heart Radio KCIK AM 740 to the wonderful Island of Maui. We feel very fortunate to have been chosen to have the first Catholic radio station here in our state. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to touch the hearts and lives of the people of Maui with the love of Christ and His Word. We are truly blessed to have Immaculate Heart Radio in our backyard and I know that our lives will be enriched by what we will be able to hear and reflect upon. God has truly blessed us with an incredible gift.”

As the launch ceremony took place on the Solemnity of the Epiphany, Bishop Larry Silva commented:

“What a great blessing it is to celebrate the inauguration of Hawaii’s first Catholic radio station on the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord. This is the day on which the great gift of God, the gift of Jesus, God-with-us, is manifested, unwrapped, and broadcast to the wider world. We pray that the seeds of faith sown by Immaculate Heart Radio may bear much fruit in evangelizers who take the good news of Jesus near and far.”

Doug Sherman, president and founder of Immaculate Heart Radio, shared his excitement and appreciation for all involved, saying:

“It has been a wonderful experience to bring Immaculate Heart Radio to Maui. We are entirely grateful for the support we have received from parishioners, priests on Maui, and the Diocese – especially Bishop Larry Silva and from the Hawaii Catholic Community Foundation.”

We are overjoyed to welcome the people of Maui to the Immaculate Heart Radio family!

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